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Physics (B.A.) (2 subjects/teaching profession)


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (2 subjects/teaching profession)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Only the winter semester
Language of the programme:
open (enrolment without previous application)
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In the Bachelor's degree programme (teaching profession profile), two school-relevant subjects are studied and courses from the professionalisation area are taken. During the Bachelor's programme, which lasts 6 semesters or 3 years, the focus is on subject-specific training in the two future teaching subjects. In addition, the basics of educational science and the respective subject didactics are taught and key qualifications are acquired in the professionalisation area. Within the scope of the professionalisation area, two internships must be completed. They offer the opportunity to gain initial experience in a school context and to become acquainted with occupational fields outside of school.

Graduates of the two-subject Bachelor's programme with the subject "Physics" should have a structured specialised knowledge of the school-relevant sub-areas of physics as well as a solid overview of more advanced contents of physics. They should be able to link different sub-fields of physics through the understanding of important common concepts and be able to work out current issues of physics research independently. They should be well acquainted with the methodology of physical research and the modelling and mathematical treatment of simple physical systems. In the subject-specific practical courses, they should learn the experimental methods of scientific work, the handling of experimental set-ups and the interpretation of measurement results. They should know and understand basic approaches of physics didactic research and try them out in practice at extracurricular learning locations.

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In the two-subject Bachelor's programme, two subjects are studied on equal terms.

A total of 180 credits are earned for the Bachelor's degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The two subjects each account for 66 credits. The teaching profession profile accounts for 36 credits.

Courses such as lectures, tutorials, seminars and practicals are grouped into modules. Modules have a certain amount of work, which is expressed in credits (C), where 1 C corresponds to approximately 30 working hours. As a rule, a module is concluded with a module examination (e.g. written examination, portfolio). In order to be admitted to an examination, prior performance may be required (e.g. regular active participation, completion of weekly exercises).

In the subject Physics, modules totalling at least 66 C are completed.

The compulsory courses include:

  • B.Phy.2101: "Experimental Physics I: Mechanics and Thermodynamics" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2102: "Experimental Physics II: Electricity" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.1301: "Computational Methods in Physics" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2102: "Experimental Physics III for 2FB: Waves, Optics and Atomic Physics" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2201: "Theory I: Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2202: "Theory II: Electrodynamics and Statistical Mechanics" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2601: "Basic Physics Practical Course for 2FB I" (7 C)
  • B.Phy.2602: "Basic physics practical course for 2FB II" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2511: "Nuclear and Particle Physics for 2FB" (6 C)
  • B.Phy.2701: "Didactics of Physics I: Introduction" (6 C)

The teaching profession profile is divided into the following areas:

  • Didactics (6 C)
  • Educational Sciences and internships (20 C)
  • Electives (10 C)

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Combination of subjects for the teaching profession

Physics can be combined with all teaching profession subjects.


Winter semester only
1st subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
open admission (enrolment without previous application)

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


Academic Advising

apl. Prof. Dr. Susanne Schneider

Waldweg 26
37073 Göttingen

Tel. +49 551 39 21450


Area of professionalisation and teaching profession

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Waldweg 26
DE-37073 Göttingen